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  1. theophilus

    Greetings

    Welcome to the forum.
  2. theophilus

    Some Kind Of Outage

    I wish they had accepted your offer. The bugs are so bad I don't even go there anymore.
  3. theophilus

    Prayer for our new house

    I will pray that God will help you overcome the obstacles to getting your new house.
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    Help me!!!

    Yes, you can ask God to take the dreams away. Perhaps he will or perhaps he will answer by showing you the reason for the dreams. That is how he answered one of Paul's prayers. So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited.Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 ESV You have expressed doubts as to whether God can use you. He chooses whomever he pleases to carry out his work. Often he chooses those who are weak by the world's standards so he can get the glory for what they accomplish.
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    What is the Rapture?

    Christians are freed from Satan's control because we have a new nature and we also have the power of the Holy Spirit in us.
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    When Jesus Comes Back Next

    When the question of whether the 1000 years are literal or symbolic comes up someone quotes that statement about the thousand hills. There are two reasons it doesn't apply. The first is that we know there are more than a thousand hills. Our only source of information about the thousand years is what the Bible says. We should accept what the Bible says as being literal unless there is evidence that it is not. We have evidence that the thousand hills are not literal; we have no such evidence about the thousand years. The second is that the psalms are poetry and poems often contain statements that are not literally true. The thousand years statement is prophecy, not poetry, so the rules for interpreting poetry don't apply to it.
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    What is the Rapture?

    Christ is ruling in Heaven but Satan is still ruling the earth. 1 John 5:19 says, " We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one." Christians are no longer under his control but the rest of the world is. It won't be until Christ returns to rule earth that Satan will be confined to the bottomless pit and no longer able to influence what goes on here.
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    The church and Daniel’s 70 week prophecy

    Verse 27 says, " And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering." There is disagreement over whether "he" refers to the anointed one or to the prince referred to in the previous chapter. The day for year does not refer to interpreting prophecy but to the method Ezekiel used to tell others of the prophecies.
  9. theophilus

    Eternal Life / Incorruptible

    You shouldn't have capitalized the word trump. It sounds as if you are talking about the president.
  10. theophilus

    Was Jesus really a pacifist?

    Governments are established to be his servants in carrying out revenge. A Christian can help avenge wrong if he is acting as an agent of the government.
  11. theophilus

    Help me!!!

    Does your reading include the Bible? Prophetic dreams can be sent by God or by Satan. You can check this out be reading Deuteronomy 13. I am not suggesting that you are a false prophet but you should consider the possibility that Satan is sending you dreams to make you one. You need to study and obey the Bible so you will be a follower of God rather than of Satan. The fact that you don't see yourself as important doesn't matter. God and Satan can both use people who are unimportant by human standards. Joseph Smith was only 15 years old when Satan sent him a vision which started him on a path which led to his founding the Mormon Church. You need to make sure you are used by God and not by Satan and the best way to begin is by following the Bible. If you have problems understanding it just ask this forum for help.
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    When Jesus Comes Back Next

    There will be nothing secret about the rapture. If all the Christians are taken from the earth I am sure everybody will notice.
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    The Forbidden Fruit

    I have heard that the fruit was a pomegranate. I have no idea how this conclusion was reached. However I thin Innerfire's response in the previous post is the correct one.
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    What is the Rapture?

    In Matthew 24 Jesus made some statements which are interpreted by many as referring to the rapture. For a long time I believed this was what he was speaking about. However he was actually speaking of his return at the end of the tribulation, when he would begin his reign on earth. This is shown by the beginning of chapter 25, where he judges the gentiles who are living on earth at that time and divides them into sheep and goats. Paul was the first to speak of the rapture. God revealed new truths to him, concerning the church, which had not been revealed before. The fact that the church will be removed from the earth by the rapture is one of those truths.
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    I went to Mt St Helens

    Answers in Genesis published an article in their magazine showing how the eruption of Mt. St. Helens provides information supporting the existence of a world wide flood. https://answersingenesis.org/geology/mount-st-helens/lasting-lessons-mount-st-helens/
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